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Civil War Soldiers - Pender

PENDER, W. D., North Carolina.
Colonel, Sixth North Carolina Infantry, May 27, 1861.
Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., June 3, 1862.
Major general, P. A. C. S., May 27, 1863.
Died July 18, 1863, from wounds received at Gettysburg (July 2, 1863).

Brigade composed of the Thirteenth, Sixteenth, Twenty-second, Thirty-fourth, and Thirty-eighth North Carolina Regiments Infantry, Anderson's Division, A. P. Hill's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Division composed of the brigades of Pender, McGowan, Lane and Thomas, Army of Northern Virginia.

Pender, William Dorsey, born in North Carolina, appointed from North Carolina cadet United States Military Academy, July 1, 1850; graduated nineteenth in a class of forty-six.
Brevet second lieutenant, First Artillery, July 1, 1854.
Second lieutenant, Second Artillery, August 16, 1854.
Second lieutenant, First Dragoons, March 3, 1855.
First lieutenant, May 17, 1858.
Regimental adjutant, August 31, 1860, to January 31, 1861.
Resigned March 21, 1861.

Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898

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